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Real Estate Briefs 9-11-20

By Staff | Sep 10, 2020

Sun Watch SWFL earns accreditation

Sun Watch SWFL has earned accreditation from the National Home Watch Association. The NHWA was formed in 2009 in order to establish and maintain the highest industry standards for Home Watch and absentee homeowner services throughout the United States and Canada (www.nationalhomewatchassociation.org). Home Watch is a visual inspection of a home or property, looking for obvious issues, which means that it is a service that “keeps an eye on things” at your vacation or primary home while you are not in residence.

Originally from the suburbs of Chicago, Greg and Sue Peters have called Fort Myers their home since 2014. This husband-and-wife team have been business partners for over 15 years and actively managed their own investment properties together as friendly and reliable landlords.

Additionally, the Peters have over 10 years of experience maintaining their vacation home in another state. They have the first-hand experience that comes with managing homes from a distance. They also appreciate that time spent at vacation homes is precious and should not be spent on property issues.

Prior to starting Sun Watch SWFL, Greg worked in the auto body industry for 30 years, starting as a shop porter and working his way up to managing 25 employees at certified dealerships for high-end cars.

Sue attended the University of Findlay in Ohio and obtained a double major in pre-veterinary medicine and biology, with a chemistry minor. She then obtained her veterinary medicine associate’s degree as well as her doctorate of veterinary medicine from the University of Illinois. She began her professional career 20 years ago as a small-animal veterinary practitioner.

Sun Watch SWFL serves Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and Sanibel Island. Contact the company at 630-885-5132 or at info@sunwatchswfl.com. Learn more at their website, www.sunwatchswfl.com.


Stevens Construction completes PopStroke

Stevens Construction has completed PopStroke, a technology-infused golf entertainment concept merging TGR Design team’s first-ever 36-hole putting facility, coupled with outdoor dining, announced Mark Stevens, president, Stevens Construction, Inc.

Delivered ahead of schedule, Stevens Construction built a 6,901-square-foot building, which includes an open-air restaurant and bar, commercial kitchen, restrooms, covered playground and lobby with retail area and premium ice cream. The cornerstone of PopStroke is the two 18-hole putting courses designed by TGR Design, which provides options for golfers and non-golfers alike. Both courses include synthetic turfs, fairways, bunkers and rough.

Located at 5551 Six Mile Commercial Court, PopStroke is opening its first location in Southwest Florida. Situated on three acres, PopStroke has a customized mobile app allowing customers to purchase golf packages before arriving to the course, order drinks and food to be delivered directly to them anywhere on the course, showcase their scores on a digital scoreboard and save with the PopBucks rewards program. 

The Stevens Construction team includes project manager, Mark Pelafas; superintendent, Dan Oak; and project administrator, Sue Ziegenfus. MHK Architecture & Planning is the architect of record. 

With offices in Fort Myers, Tampa and Orlando, Stevens Construction specializes in providing construction management, general contracting and consulting services to clients and design professionals. Other services include site and design team selection, budgeting, project scheduling, permitting, cost and quality control and warranty service. The company builds healthcare, commercial and hospitality facilities. For information, visit www.stevensconstructioninc.com or call 239-936-9006.

PopStroke is an experiential golf and casual dining concept merging a dynamic, technologically-advanced competitive golf environment with food and beverage. Headquartered in Jupiter, Florida, PopStroke has a dedicated team of experienced professionals in the food, beverage and hospitality fields. PopStroke offers an expansive variety of craft beer, wine, ice cream and food at every location, while delivering an interactive and competitive golf experience for all players. Unique to PopStroke, its mobile app powered by Heard interacts with the soon-to-be released “iPutt” golf ball and Jumbotron leaderboard, which enables players to track their scores electronically after each stroke.

24th Semi-Annual Home & Garden Show returns to its roots in downtown Fort Myers

Expo Management Inc.’s 2020 Semi-Annual Home & Garden Show will be held Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 19 and 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A ribbon cutting with Luminary Hotel officials and Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson will be held to open the Caloosa Sound Convention Center at 10 a.m. on Sat. Sept. 19.

Now in its 24th year, the semi-annual Home & Garden Show features more than 100 local and regional companies that display and present products and services to homeowners.

The Caloosa Sound Convention Center, adjacent to the Luminary Hotel, at 1375 Monroe St., Fort Myers, FL

In 1991, Bill Anderson’s Home & Garden Show was the first event to be held at the then new Harborside Event Center in downtown Fort Myers. The 2020 Semi-Annual Home & Garden Show will be the first public event to be held at the new Caloosa Sound Convention Center, adjacent to the Luminary Hotel.

Jim Parks from HGTV will serve as celebrity guest and will give three entertaining and educational seminars each day featuring “Update your Kitchen and Bathroom,” “I Need Curb Appeal” and “Change My Living Space”.

Attendees can experience the newest in-home improvement products and services inside and out from furnishings, accessories, decorating and remodeling ideas to landscaping and more. Hourly drawings and door prizes will also be given away.

Expo Management Inc. was established in Fort Myers in 1987. The company has successfully produced 545 events over the past 33 years. In 2020, they will operate 19 events in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee.

The Caloosa Sound Convention Center renovations include major updates to the interior and exterior of the building, including a new roof, windows and exterior walls and will feature 39,000 square feet of function space, including a riverfront terrace.

The 2020 Semi-Annual Home & Garden Show will follow CDC, State and local recommendations which will include promoting social distancing, the wearing of facial masks, one-way direction only aisles a minimum of 8 feet wide and hand sanitizer stations throughout the venue. Masks will be provided to attendees without masks.